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VA Heart of Texas Healthcare Network


About the VA Heart of Texas Healthcare Network

Who we serve

VA Heart of Texas Healthcare Network, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 17, encompasses most of the state of Texas - approximately 240,000 square miles - and has administrative offices in Arlington. VISN 17 oversees seven health care systems: VA North Texas, Central Texas VA, West Texas VA, Amarillo VA, El Paso VA, South Texas Veterans and VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend. Of the 1.6 million Veterans in the VISN 17 area, more than 636,000 are enrolled for care with us.

This large geographic area ranges from urban centers such as Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Austin, to largely rural areas such as Bonham and Kerrville, to the rapidly expanding lower Rio Grande Valley. Several military installations in El Paso, Central, and South Texas afford the Network many opportunities to collaborate with the Department of Defense.

Our mission

Our mission is to honor America's Veterans by providing exception health care that improves their health and well-being.

Our vision

Our vision is to be a premier network of integrated health care systems that provide optimal access, scope, and quality health care to Veterans; to be recognized for excellence in medical research and the education of health care professionals; to demonstrate continuous improvement and innovation in service delivery that has high patient satisfaction, is cost effective, and anticipates changes in technology and the health care requirements of the population served; and to be a resource for national emergencies.


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